• Drawing & Painting II

    Full year course – 1 credit




    Course Overview

    Drawing and Painting II further develops the student's concepts acquired in Drawing and Painting 1 by applying creative assignments using black & white and color media, such as: graphite, charcoal, pastel, color pencil, watercolor and acrylic paint with more intense focus on personal context. Some subjects will be still life, figurative drawing, perspective drawing, and drawing from life. Students will continue to study accomplished artist, good design practices, and art history as it relates to the lessons. Students are required to keep and build a portfolio of their work including a sketchbook and finished artwork.  All work is to be original, therefore; all references must be that created by the student.  Drawing and Painting II course culminates with a portfolio review.

    Course Expectations

    Class Work ~                                                                              

    Drawing and Painting II students are able to complete a majority of their class work during the class/studio time allotted.  Students are also always welcome to come in on their own time as they may feel the need for extra help or additional studio time.   Should a student be absent, he or she may need to find extra time to get caught up with the rest of the class.   Students are expected to come to class prepared to work with necessary supplies / references etc.  Student effort is taken into consideration for part of each project grade.

    Homework Assignments / Journals  ~                                     

    Students are given journal or homework assignments to enhance the curriculum.  The assignments consist of drawings, paintings, creating images or photographing references for assignments, and research based on the study of an art movement or artist/s.  Typically, one assignment is given per week.  Students are expected to put forth at least two hours per week to complete these journal assignments.  Students are frequently reminded ~ effort equals success (this includes setting forth the necessary time needed to complete each assignment).  Reference photos/images used are to be original and not printed off of the internet.  In addition, all references are to be proportionate to the drawing/painting and not the actual size as the artwork itself.  As this is a drawing class, using references the same size as the project and tracing of references is not permitted and will result in a failing grade.  If a student is unprepared with his/her assignment, they will receive a detention. 

    Critiques ~

    Critiques are an important aspect of the creative problem solving process.  Being able to present and discuss ones’ own work and offer comment to others is part of the learning process.  Students need to be prepared to present their work.

    Attendance ~

    Be prepared to turn work in on the day it is due as assignments are always given with plenty of advance notice unless you have missed several days of classes.   It is the students’ responsibility to set up an appointment to discuss their due date is they have been absent due to illness.  It is recommended that students who are absent for two or more days contact the teacher to ensure they have necessary work needed to keep them current with the rest of the class.

    Extra Help ~

    If a student is in need of extra help, they should contact me as quickly as possible.  I am typically in the building by 8:15 AM.  Do not wait until the day an assignment is due to ask for extra assistance!    


    Students are given rubrics along with each assignment.  Grading varies per assignment; however, there is usually a focus on composition, originality, technical skills, craftsmanship and effort.  Students are also required to submit an artist statement for each assignment including in-class work and journals alike.  Grades are weighted by a point system.  Late will have points deducted on a daily basis – approximately 10% per day.  * * * After 3 days, missing assignments will result in a zero.  As stated above, it is the students’ responsibility to set up an appointment to discuss their due date is they have been absent due to illness. 

    Welcome to Drawing and Painting II – Be ready to have fun and work hard!               

    Mrs. Rice-Gaiser

    407-9020 ext. 1130